Legend:  BTD – Born Today     OTD – On This Day

DateArtist/GroupDescriptionImage
BTD Aug10,1872 Bill Johnson#BTD Aug10,1872 #BillJohnson (William Johnson) RIP singer, jazz musician, considered to be the father of the slap style of double bass playing. Founder & manager of the 1st jazz band to leave #NewOrleans and tour widely in the 1910s called The Original Creole Orchestra.
BTD Aug10,1897 Jack Haley#BTD Aug10,1897 #JackHaley RIP actor, radio host, comedian, singer, dancer best known for his portrayal of the Tin Man in the 1939 MGM film "The Wizard of Oz" He replaced #BuddyEbsen who suffered an almost fatal allergic reaction to the aluminum dust used in the face makeup.
BTD Aug10,1909 Leo Fender#BTD Aug10,1909 #LeoFender RIP inventor, founder of @Fender guitars. The guitars, bass, amps he designed in 1940s are still relevant today.
BTD Aug10,1913 Noah Beery#BTD Aug10,1913 #NoahBeery Jr. RIP actor, best known for playing #JamesGarner's father, "Rocky" in the #NBC TV series "The Rockford Files" from 1974–80 also appeared in many movies such as John Wayne's action partner in 1934 film "The Trail Beyond"
BTD Aug10,1928 Jimmy Dean#BTD Aug10,1928 #JimmyDean RIP singer, TV host 1961 US Country #1, US #1 & UK #2 "Big Bad John", +17 US Country Top40s with 1 more #1 & 7 US Top40 singles and played Willard Whyte in the 1971 #JamesBond film "Diamonds Are Forever" Also the creator of the @JimmyDean sausage brand
BTD Aug10,1929 Eddie Fisher#BTD Aug10,1929 #EddieFisher RIP most successful pop singles singer in the 1st half of the 1950s; 1952 US #1 & UK #8 "Wish You Were Here", 3 US & UK #1s 1953 "I'm Walking Behind You", "Oh! My Pa-Pa", 1954 "I Need You Now", +39 US Top40 singles and hosting his own TV show
BTD Aug10,1940 Bobby Hatfield#BTD Aug10,1940 #BobbyHatfield RIP singer half of The #RighteousBrothers 1965 UK & US #1 "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'", 1965 US #4 & UK #14 "Unchained Melody", 1966 US #1 & UK #15 "(You're My) Soul and Inspiration", +7 US Top 40 singles
BTD Aug10,1943 James Griffin#BTD Aug10,1943 #JamesGriffin RIP singer, guitarist, songwriter for #Bread 1970 US #1 & UK #5 single "Make It With You", +11 US Top40 singles and won an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1970 as co-writer of "For All We Know"
BTD Aug10,1943 Ronnie Spector#BTD Aug10,1943 #RonnieSpector (Veronica Bennett) singer The #Ronettes 1963 US #2 & UK #4 "Be My Baby" with older sister #EstelleBennett & cousin #NedraTalley (Nedra Talley-Ross) 2007 inducted into the @rockhall of Fame as a member of The #Ronettes #HBday @RonnieSpectorGS
BTD Aug10,1946 Mick Clarke#BTD Aug10,1946 #MickClarke bass guitarist with The #Rubettes 1974 UK #1 single "Sugar Baby Love" & in The #Tremeloes from 1966-67
BTD Aug10,1947 Ian Anderson#BTD Aug10,1947 #IanAnderson lead singer, flautist, acoustic guitar #JethroTull @jethrotull 1969 UK #3 and US #11 single "Living In The Past"
BTD Aug10,1948 Patti Austin#BTD Aug10,1948 #PattiAustin R&B, pop, jazz singer 1983 US #1 & UK #11 single with #JamesIngram "Baby Come To Me" #HBday @pattiaustin
BTD Aug10,1961 Jon Farriss#BTD Aug10,1961 #JonFarriss drummer #INXS @INXS 1988 UK #2 & US #1 "Need You Tonight", 1987 LP "Kick" which features 4 Top10 singles #HBday @JonFarriss
OTD Aug10,1946 Eddy Howard#OTD Aug10,1946 #EddyHoward and His Orchestra starts a 3wk run at #1 on the US Top40 Singles chart with "To Each His Own" vocals by #EddyHoward and Trio
OTD Aug10,1955 Bill Haley#OTD Aug10,1955 #BillHaley & His Comets are still at #1 on the US Top 25 Best Sellers In Stores (for the week ending) chart with "(We’re Gonna) Rock Around The Clock" the 7th week of an 8wk run at #1
OTD Aug10,1957 Elvis Presley#OTD Aug10,1957 #ElvisPresley is still at #1 on the US Top40 Singles chart with "(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear" @ElvisPresley 6th week of a 7wk run at #1
OTD Aug10,1958 Dean Martin#OTD Aug10,1958 #DeanMartin with orchestra and chorus conducted by #GusLevene peak at #30 on the US Top40 Singles chart with "Angel Baby"
OTD Aug10,1958 Ricky Nelson#OTD Aug10,1958 #RickyNelson starts a 2wk run at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with “Poor Little Fool” The song is the 1st Hot100 Singles as the Hot100 chart begins. Ricky Nelson “Poor Little Fool”
OTD Aug10,1958 Dean Martin#OTD Aug10,1958 The #Billboard Hot100 Singles Chart begins and #DeanMartin with orchestra conducted by #GusLevene enters the chart at #68 with "Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu)"
OTD Aug10,1959 Platters#OTD Aug10,1959 The #Platters are arrested in Cincinnati, with a 19yo women for aiding and abetting prostitution. Radio stations in US remove their records from playlists. They will appear on Aug11 and were granted a jury trial for Aug28.
OTD Aug10,1961Helen Shapiro#OTD Aug10,1961 14 year old #HelenShapiro starts a 3wk run at #1 on the UK singles chart with "You Don't Know" Youngest to score a UK #1
OTD Aug10,1961 Beatles#OTD Aug10,1961 The #Beatles play a lunchtime gig at the #CavernClub. Then at night they play at St. John's Hall, Liverpool. 6 girls pictured with them at the hall
OTD Aug10,1962 Spider Man#OTD Aug10,1962 #SpiderMan is introduced in a comic book Amazing Fantasy #15. Writer-editor #StanLee @TheRealStanLee & artist #SteveDitko
OTD Aug10,1962 Beatles#OTD Aug10,1962 The #Beatles play on the MV ‘Royal Iris’ a Cavern “Riverboat Shuffle” Also #JohnnyKidd and the Pirates "Shakin’ All Over" & The #Dakotas
OTD Aug10,19633rd Richmond Jazz Festival#OTD Aug10,1963 1st day of the 3rd Richmond #Jazz Festival with #AlexWalsh & His Band, #DilJones Trio, #GingerJohnson's African Drums & more
OTD Aug10,1963 Stevie Wonder#OTD Aug10,1963 Little #StevieWonder starts a 3wk run at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Fingertips (Part 2)"
OTD Aug10,1963 Beatles#OTD Aug10,1963 The #Beatles are at the Springfield Ballroom, it is their last of a 5 night gig in the Channel Islands. They are paid £1,000 for 5 gigs
OTD Aug10,1963 Safaris#OTD Aug10,1963 The #Safaris peak at #2 on the @billboard Hot100 singles chart with "Wipe Out" The surf rock instrumental is composed by #BobBerryhill, #PatConnolly, #JimFuller and #RonWilson. Eventually the song will sell over 1M copies & be awarded a gold disc.
OTD Aug10,1963Cliff Richard#OTD Aug10,1963 The 100th episode of the "Thank Your Lucky Stars" airs on UK TV with #CliffRichard #BrianPoole & the #Tremeloes & more
OTD Aug10,1964 Beatles #OTD Aug10,1964 The #Beatles re-released 4 singles in the US "Do You Want To Know A Secret", "Please, Please Me", "Love Me Do" & "Twist And Shout"
OTD Aug10,1968 John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Stan Gortikov#OTD Aug10,1968 #JohnLennon and @yokoono take #StanGortikov president of @CapitolRecords, to see the play "Halfway Up The Tree" at the Queen's Theatre
OTD Aug10,1968Beatles, Yoko Ono, Stan Gortikov#OTD Aug10,1968 All four of The #Beatles, @yokoono and #StanGortikov president of @CapitolRecords have lunch at the Ritz Hotel, London
OTD Aug10,1968 Doors#OTD Aug10,1968 The #Doors are still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Hello, I Love You" for the last week of a 2wk run at #1
OTD Aug10,1970 Elvis Presley#OTD Aug10,1970 #ElvisPresley's 1st night of a 4wk gig with 2 shows most nights at The International Hotel in #LasVegas
OTD Aug10,1974 John Denver#OTD Aug10,1974 #JohnDenver went to #1 on the US album chart with "Back Home Again"
OTD Aug10,1974 Roberta Flack#OTD Aug10,1974 #RobertaFlack is at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Feel Like Makin' Love" the singers third US #1 @Roberta_Flack
OTD Aug10,1976 Elton John#OTD Aug10,1976 #EltonJohn has his 1st of 10 sold out nights at Madison Square @TheGarden in New York City @eltonofficial
OTD Aug10,1982Queen#OTD Aug10,1982, During a North American tour #Queen appears at the Coliseum in New Haven, Connecticut
OTD Aug10,1985 Bryan Adams#OTD Aug10,1985 #Canadian singer guitarist #BryanAdams scores his first US #1 album with "Reckless" @bryanadams
OTD Aug10,1985 Tears for Fears#OTD Aug10,1985 #TearsforFears is still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Shout" @tearsforfears last week of a 2wk run at #1